A small, rustic, eco-minded family-run spot which lies on the eastern side of the Mdumbi River. Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-lined river. Surf the perfect right hand point breaks or do the spectacular 3 - hour hike to Coffee Bay. Singles, doubles and a dorm.
* Meals on request
* Stock up if self catering
* Surf lessons and board hire
* Horse rides
* Kayak trips
* Cultural village tours
* Fishing and bird watching
Wake up to mind-blowing views of the ocean, beach, rare mangroves and forest-lined Mdumbi River. The incredible views and access to the beach and river makes this an ideal laid back place to visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who don’t mind roughing it a bit in this unspoilt rural area.
The cosy kitchen is communal which makes for social evenings. It consists of a fridge/freezer, chest freezer, gas stove, and the usual kitchen goodies. It offers limited space for self-catering and we suggest that everyone joins in for the Freedom O Clock dinner of the day. We serve delicious home cooked dinners daily (vegetarian options available) as well as breakfasts and lunches.
Ablutions are communal with flush toilets and rocket shower. The shower runs off paraffin and takes only 30 seconds for the water to heat up.
Enjoy chilling on the deck with insanely beautiful views of the river, beach, ocean and Tshani point while watching dolphins and whales play. Freedom O Clock boasts a beautiful indigenous garden with loads of trees and nooks and crannies to explore. Find a tree to relax under and enjoy your book or a quiet afternoon nap.
Guests have access to all communal areas.
Общение с гостями
We love interacting and chatting to our guests about our beautiful area and country, as well as sharing in an interest of our guests cultures. We are always willing to give advice and suggestions on travelling around the Wild Coast and South Africa.
Другие важные подробности
*The roads are doable in a sedan vehicle. You do not need to have a 4x4. The last hour of your journey will be travelled on a gravel road. Conditions of roads change frequently, especially after heavy rains. The last 200m to our driveway is an off-road track and gets a bit muddy when it rains, but help is always near by.
*We rely on rainwater only. Please make sure to use water sparingly.
*We use solar powered batteries for lights and charging of electronic devices.
*Fridge, Freezers and Stoves run on gas.
*No crayfish out of season (1 November – 1 March)
*Do not throw sweets out your car window or just dish them out on the side of the road to the children shouting for sweets. It only encourages the local kids to beg plus there are no dentists in the rural areas.
*Please try and limit your refuse and use of non-refundable bottles.
*We suggest you bring along your own firewood / charcoal, as wood sold locally are mostly indigenous trees from the forest.
*Charging of cellphones, cameras, tablets etc charged at R10 per hour. Speak to Lu or Otto ONLY! Proceeds go to our local school Mngcibe Junior.
*We have 3 friendly big dogs. If you have dogs, please make sure they are kept under control. You will be held responsible and liable should your dog hunt / kill livestock. Unfortunately we won’t be able to assist or get you out of this one.
*If you would like to assist the community in some way, you can bring along old clothes, toys, soccer balls, dog food, fishing gear and tools or anything else you might think the local residents could benefit from.... even fancy sweet wrappers are used in the decoration of their woven grass mats
*To experience the true beauty of Mdumbi we advise at least a 2 night stay, unless you are already in the area, or your next destination is close by. We are situated off the beaten track (that’s the beauty of it) with about a 2 hour drive off the main national road.
*For those who have not yet traveled to the Wild Coast it should be pointed out that you will be traveling in an under-developed region. The variety and quality of goods and services you may be accustomed to are not always readily available. We are set in a remote and primitive region, where even the provision of fresh water can not be taken for granted. Taking this into account we aim to achieve the highest possible standards and we feel it is best to make you aware of this.
*If you prefer luxury to comfortable living then the Freedom O Clock might not be for you.
- Charging of cellphones/devices limited due to the fact that we are off the grid and solar powered.
- Please be water wise and do not waste. We rely only on rain water.
- Be aware that we are situated off the beaten track and it's quite an adventure to get here.
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Freedom O Clock is owned and managed by Otto, Lu and little Coral-Bella, who all have a great love for nature and the ocean. When we're not working we're either on the rocks, in the water, Kayaking the river or exploring a forest.
We are very easy going people and love interacting with guests, sharing stories, sipping cold beers and having lots of good laughs and even more fun.